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Muuto – Design from Scandinavia
The Danish furniture manufacturer Muuto was founded in Copenhagen by Peter Bonnén and Kristian Byrge and enjoys an established reputation in the design world. The name Muuto derives from the Finnish term "muutos", which translates to "new perspective" and underlines the philosophy of the company to design and view everyday objects in a whole new way. Here, the Danish manufacturer preferentially cooperates with young designers from Scandinavia, who give the reduced, soft coloured designed Muuto designer furniture, lighting, and home accessories an innovative, fresh look. While, for example, the Reflect Sideboard combines the fifties mid-century modernism with the reduced, Danish style, the E27 Pendant Lamp is all about modern industrial design. Lovers of the Nordic lifestyle will be at home with designs by designers such as Mattias Ståhlbom, Julien de Smedt or Form Us With Love. Since the end of 2017, Muuto has been paving its way together with Knoll International, ushering in an exciting era of collaboration between a manufacturer of absolute Bauhaus classics and an innovative Scandinavian label!
Scandinavian home flair
Although Scandinavian design has ceased to be an insider tip for interior fans, the Danish label Muuto always manages to impress with designer furniture for the living room and modern interpretations of everyday objects. Whether it's a Muuto sofa, armchair, dining table, kitchen chairs or the extensive portfolio of Muuto lighting design, together with up-and-coming designers, the manufacturer creates beautiful furniture with a feel-good factor and always allows the traditional merge with something new. For example, while the Reflect Sideboard with its hint of mid-century modern combines the fifties with the reduced Danish style, the E27 Pendant Lamp is all about modern industrial design. Muuto also offers optimal furniture for the modern home office: that is if you don't just want to create your office at home in a clean and unobtrusive manner, but also want to show your courage to use colour, you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for at Muuto.
Muuto design furniture in the contract area
The timeless, uncomplicated Muuto design furniture not only finds its place in the living room, but is particularly popular for furnishing contract and project commissions. Thanks to contemporary design and high functionality, Muuto office furniture adapts to the constantly changing demands of modern workplaces and public facilities. As in the home the Scandinavian manufacturer provides a breath of fresh air in property planning and allows catering areas, offices or educational institutions to shine anew. In order to meet high quality standards and to ensure the longevity of the products, Muuto furniture is primarily produced in Europe.
Sustainability across the board - Muuto and ecological responsibility
Long lasting products
Which aspect could be more important for the sustainability claims of a furniture manufacturer than long-lasting products? With a clear commitment to the Scandinavian design tradition, Muuto relies on refined, functional design and innovative materials and processing techniques to enable its furniture to outlive fast-moving trends and can be passed on from one generation to the next. All Muuto furniture is subjected to strict tests during and after production, which certify its high quality and resilience.
Ecological material decisions
Which material is suitable for the respective design and what impact will it have on health and the environment? These questions are an integral part of product development at Muuto. And that not only in terms of the individual components of the furniture, but also paints and packaging.
Accordingly, Muuto only processes FSC-certified wood, uses water-based paints in more than 80 percent of cases and uses recycled materials for products and packaging.
In addition much of the furniture is strictly tested for so-called VOCs: volatile organic compounds that can be harmful to health.
Internal guidelines and those for suppliers
All Muuto locations have been converted to 100 percent renewable energies, which will sustainably reduce the company's CO2 footprint. In addition, Muuto has set up a system with which all harmful emissions and waste can be measured and reduced. All suppliers are obliged to agree to a code of conduct that defines ethical principles and guarantees compliance with international human rights.
Certificates and Guarantees
Numerous aspects of sustainability at Muuto are checked by independent institutes and guaranteed as sustainable with certificates. This includes various certificates and labels for individual materials and techniques. Three of the most important are the globally valid FSC certificate for wood; the so-called Declare Label, which makes the origin, nature and recyclability of materials transparent; and the Global GreenTag label, which verifies the sustainability of products under a wide range of parameters.
Individual project planning with smow
We are happy to advise you regarding your project with furniture from Muuto from planning to implementation. Whether residential, office or public area, please share your ideas with our Planning Department.
Depending on the project, the realisation of your project by our architects and interior designers will be managed by a local smow store on site or via our online shop. You can contact our planning department from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 7 pm via +49 (0) 341 2222 88 66 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
smow exclusively sells originals from licensed manufacturers and is an official trading partner of Muuto.
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